Follow the Light

 

 

THE PROMISE 

Then Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”
— John 8:12, HCSB

 

THE TESTIMONY 

If we would reflect his glorious image, we must be submissive to the divine molding; we must follow in the footsteps of the Man of Calvary. God has claims upon every one of us. He created us, he redeemed us with an infinite sacrifice. He has promised the overcomer the great rewards of eternity. 

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be; but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” What a promise is this, that we may share in the glory of our Redeemer! The bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness shine upon the servants of God, and they are to reflect his rays.

He “is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.” He will welcome you to the home of the blest... Let us dwell upon his rich promises, till our hearts are melted into tenderness and devotion. 

We are too faithless. We do not take the promises of God, and drink in their rich meaning. We let doubts shut out the consolation of the assurances of God. 

Jesus invites you, in words that touch the heart with their compassionate love and pity. He says: “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest...” Have you experienced this blessed rest, or do you...go for help to those who cannot give you rest, and neglect the loving call of the mighty Saviour? Have faith in God. Believe in the precious promises. Go to Jesus in childlike simplicity, and say, “Lord, I have borne these burdens as long as I can, and now I lay them upon the Burden-bearer.” Do not gather them up again, but leave them all with Jesus. Go away free, for Jesus has set you free. He said, “I will give you rest.” Take him at his word.   

Fix your eyes upon Jesus. He is the light of the world, and he declares, “He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”... When you follow the light, walking in the path of truth, you will reflect the rays of glory. 

— The Review and Herald, September 16, 1890 

 

THE RESPONSE 

Be submissive to the divine molding and follow the Man of Calvary. 

Dwell on His rich promises till your heart is melted into tenderness and devotion. Take the promises of God and drink in the rich meaning of the assurances of God. 

Go to Jesus in childlike simplicity and say, “Lord, I have borne these burdens as long as I can and now I lay them on the Burden-bearer.” Leave them with Jesus.

Fix your eyes on Jesus. Follow His light, walk in the path of truth and reflect the rays of His glory. 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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